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Last Week in Pony - November 12, 2023

Sometimes the volunteer driven project is active, sometimes it is more like this past week.

Items of Note

Pony Development Sync

Audio from the November 7th, 2023 sync is available.

We ran through our single item agenda pretty quick, but then there’s some discussion after. All of it is about our new “bot” that posts “good first issue” items to Zulip.

We need some assistance with it, please help!


Office Hours

We have an open Zoom meeting every week for the community to get together and well, do whatever they want. In theory, Sean T. Allen “owns” the meeting and will often set an agenda. Anyone is welcome to show up and participate. Got a Pony related problem you need help solving and prefer to do it synchronously? Give Office Hours a try. The meeting is open to anyone. Stay up-to-date with the schedule by subscribing to the Office Hours calender. Hopefully, we’ll see you at an Office Hours soon.

So here’s the deal with this week’s Office Hours. I attended. It was fun. We had a blast. I think Dipin, Adrian, and Red were also there. I didn’t write up this summary “right away” and now… well, now it’s Saturday and I have no idea what we talked about and so…

“This is the summary”.

Join us and you won’t need a summary!

Community Resource Highlight

We like to take a moment in each Last Week in Pony to highlight a community resource. There are many community resources that can go unappreciated until just the right time when someone hops into the Ponylang Zulip asking a question or facing a problem we have all had at one time or another. Well here in Last Week in Pony, we make it just the right time to highlight one of our excellent community resources.

With Pony being a volunteer driven project, there are some weeks where active contributors have time and a lot gets done. Other weeks, active contributors are otherwise busy and we have a quiet week. For those that love Pony as much as we do, this week we want to highlight ways to contribute to Pony.

Great ways to contribute include triaging issues, writing documentation, and tackling issues labeled as “good first issue” – any of these are immensely helpful. As of this week, “good first issues” are posted to the contribute to pony Zulip channel.

Last Week In Pony is a weekly blog post to catch you up on the latest news for the Pony programming language. To learn more about Pony, check out our website, our Twitter account @ponylang, or our Zulip community.

Got something you think should be featured? There’s a GitHub issue for that! Add a comment to the open “Last Week in Pony” issue.

Interested in making a change, or keeping up with changes to Pony? Check out the RFC repo. Contributors welcome!